July 12, 2024

GCCC announces Dinner Theatre event

(Story courtesy of Ashley Salazar, GCCC Director of Public Relations)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The College Players at Garden City Community College are pleased to present the Spring 2019 Dinner Theatre Event.  During the show, audiences will be served a delicious meal right along-side the five-character, two-act performance of Ira Levin’s “Death Trap.”  “Death Trap” is heralded as the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, with over 1700 shows performed on the New York stage from 1978 to 1982.  

The College Players, including Steven “Wade” Freeman, Monica Hernandez, and the three GCCC students named as recent Irene Ryan Candidates for the Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Festival: Darlene Bennett, Tobi Mitchell, and Rheann Rodenbur, have been diligently working on and perfecting the production.  They all agree the piece is very different than some of the previous productions they have been a part of.  “There is a lot that you will not expect to happen that will happen,” said Mitchell.   Steven “Wade” Freeman agreed, and added “It is sold as a thriller, but it is definitely a comedy, so it will give people a ride.  People will get to have fun one minute and then they may be really shocked the next minute. It has a lot of twists and turns.”

It will be entertaining, and there is some slight audience interaction, since the audience is right up on the stage with us,” said Rodenbur.

The audience will enjoy a meal up on the stage with the cast, and the meal will conclude with a decadent chocolate cake.  “It will be death by chocolate, you might say”, added Theatre Director, Phil Hoke. 

The “Death Trap” dinner theatre will run at 7:00PM nightly from February 21st through February 24th. Tickets are $25 dollars in advance and include both the meal and the show.  Tickets can be purchased from 8:00AM to 3:00PM in the Fine Arts Office at GCCC or by calling or emailing Mark Scheopner at 620-276-9540 or mark.scheopner@gcccks.edu

Money raised from tickets sales will go towards the expenses for future trips to the Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Festival. 

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